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Family Law Attorneys King City

Family Law Attorneys King City

Family law applies to a range of legal concerns that affect families, which include the terms of divorce but extend well beyond. Because family law directly affects you and your children, treating the matter you face seriously and working closely with an experienced family law attorney in King City is always in your best interest. 

The Terms of Divorce and Domestic Partnerships

When married couples divorce, they must resolve several primary terms, and the situation is very similar for domestic partners who go their separate ways. The basic terms involved include:

  • The division of marital property in California involves separating marital property – that property obtained during a marriage – from separate property and dividing it equally between the spouses. 
  • Child custody and parenting time in California refers to both legal custody and physical custody, or parenting time. Legal custody resolves primary decision-making power, and parenting time determines the schedule that guides when the children are with one parent or the other.
  • Child support is the payment system that ensures both parents continue supporting their children financially – according to their ability to do so.
  • Alimony or spousal support applies only when one spouse is unable to continue supporting themself while the other has the financial means to provide additional support.

Paternity

In California, the matter of paternity – or the identification of the father – is presumed for children who are born to married couples. When this is not the case, the matter must be resolved, which the parents can do voluntarily, which either parent can ask the court to resolve – usually through DNA testing – or which the court can independently require through DNA testing.

Adoptions and Guardianships

Adoption allows adults – both individuals and couples – to become the legal parents of children who are not theirs biologically, which includes accepting all parental rights and responsibilities. Legal guardians, on the other hand, take children into their care and accept many of the same responsibilities but do not assume the role of their legal parents. 

Grandparents’ Rights

Parents generally have the right to allow or deny grandparents to have visitation with their grandchildren, but there are certain situations when California courts will intervene. If the following apply, grandparents may obtain the legal right to visitation:

  • The children’s parents are not married or do not live together for significant stretches of time. 
  • The grandparents and their grandchildren already have a significant bond with one another.
  • Visitation with the grandchildren supports the children’s best interests to a degree that outweighs the parents’ decision-making rights on the matter. 

An Experienced Family Law Attorney in King City Can Help

The trusted family law attorneys at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP – proudly serving King City, California – are committed to fiercely advocating for your financial and parental rights and have the keen legal insight and skill to help. Your case is important to you and your children’s future, so please do not put off reaching out and contacting us for more information about what we can do to help you today.

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